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UN accepts Palestinian treaty applications

UNITED NATIONS - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has verified that the Palestinian applications to join 13 international conventions were "in due and proper form" and has accepted them.

 

UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters Thursday that Ban informed all 193 UN member states of his acceptance.

  

Riyad Mansour, the Palestinian UN ambassador, said Tuesday that Palestine will officially become a state party to 13 of the 15 conventions on May 2 - and is ready with more applications to join UN agencies, conventions and treaties depending on Israel's actions. (AP)